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13 05 2022 | 12:32

‘Deep Entanglements’ Connect Canada’s Biggest Pension Funds with 76 Fossil Companies, New Analysis Concludes

The “deep entanglement” between Canada’s 10 biggest pension funds and a roster of 76 fossil fuel companies raises serious questions about whether fund managers and trustees are looking out for the…

30 11 2021 | 09:38

Fossils may have used federal Pandemic funds to boost production, increase emissions

Canada’s environment commissioner says a federal pandemic aid program for the oil and gas sector that was supposed to retain jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions is not set up to do either of those…

21 11 2021 | 11:19

Canada hit by heavy rains and floods in British Columbia – in pictures

An aerial image of the flooding on the Sumas Prairie. Photograph: CITY OF ABBOTSFORD/AFP/Getty Images 

21 11 2021 | 11:13

‘A tipping point’: how poor forestry fuels floods and fires in western Canada

Clearcutting worsens heavy rain events but selective logging is needed to limit wildfire threat, experts say Adevastating string of floods and landslides have shocked residents in British Columbia,…

03 11 2021 | 14:02

Canada ban on shipping coal would equal scrapping as many as 3 million cars

Change in Canadian policy could have major implications for U.S. coal market The border between the United States and Canada is currently open for vaccinated travelers—but it may soon be closed to…

24 09 2021 | 15:59

Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline loses another insurer as U.S.-based Chubb abandons project

The world’s biggest publicly-traded provider of property and casualty insurance, Chubb, has become the 16th insurer to declare that it won’t back the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, a…

22 09 2021 | 11:17

Canada: Teck’s possible met coal exit an ominous sign for U.S. coal companies

Overseas demand, high prices and climate issues give Teck cover for met coal exit. Teck Resources, the Canada-based copper, zinc and coal mining company that is one of the biggest exporters of…

10 07 2021 | 07:39

What we know about the victims of the US and Canada heatwave.

More deaths expected as details of victims continue to emerge. The death toll from a historic heatwave in the US northwest and Canada is expected to increase as temperatures reach 121F degrees, …

08 07 2021 | 10:37

Once-in-a-millennium heat dome lodges over US and Canada in preview of future climate disaster

Officials warn a ‘prolonged, dangerous, and historic heatwave’ will persist through the week. Canada has recorded its highest temperatures on record as the country’s west, along with the US Pacific …

05 07 2021 | 10:15

Canadian heatwave: Why are some of the planet’s coldest areas getting hotter?

Western Canada and Siberia are currently enduring worrying record-breaking temperature highs being caused by a ‘heat dome’ Why are we asking this now? Parts of Canada, the US Pacific Northwest and…

14 04 2021 | 12:10

New York state pension fund to divest from six Canadian oil sands companies

New York’s state pension fund is restricting investment in six Canadian oil sands companies because they have not shown they are prepared for a transition to a low-carbon future, the fund’s…

22 03 2021 | 14:13

Canadian Conservative party votes not to recognize climate crisis as real.

Delegates vote 54%-46% against policy change request Leader O’Toole has sought ambitious climate change agenda Canada’s main opposition Conservative party members have voted down a proposal to…

07 09 2020 | 10:22

Canadian pension board invests $141m in Chinese coal projects, undercutting federal phaseout policy.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is jeopardizing Canadians’ retirement savings, undercutting federal government policy, and making a mockery of one of the country’s few points of…

25 08 2020 | 07:55

Canada's Last Intact Ice Shelf the Size of Manhattan Collapses Due to Global Warming.

A 4,000-year-old ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed into the sea, leaving Canada without any fully intact ice shelves, Reuters reported. The Milne Ice Shelf lost more than 40 percent of…

23 07 2020 | 19:07

Birriah elders accuse Shine Energy of using Indigenous links to promote coal-fired power.

Exclusive: Shine Energy, which has proposed a new plant at Collinsville in north Queensland, describes itself as a ‘traditional owner company’ The company proposing a coal-fired power station at…

28 05 2020 | 08:34

Alberta Energy Minister Calls Pandemic ‘a Great Time’ to Build Pipelines Due to Protest Restrictions.

Anti-pipeline protests work. That's the implication behind comments made by Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage Friday on how coronavirus social distancing requirements could ease the construction…

07 02 2020 | 07:46

When it comes to climate hypocrisy, Canada's leaders have reached a new low.

A territory that has 0.5% of the Earth’s population plans to use up nearly a third of the planet’s remaining carbon budget. Americans elected Donald Trump, who insisted climate change was a hoax –…

07 08 2019 | 05:40

Arctic wildfires: How bad are they and what caused them?

Wildfires are ravaging parts of the Arctic, with areas of Siberia, Alaska, Greenland and Canada engulfed in flames and smoke. Satellite images show how the plumes of smoke from the fires, many…

30 05 2019 | 16:01

The Bank of Canada declared climate change a financial risk. Now what?

This month, the Bank of Canada released its 2019 Financial System Review. For the first time, it listed climate change as one of six major vulnerabilities facing Canada’s economy. It’s significant…

19 04 2019 | 15:09

Canada’s Arctic Is Warmest In 10,000 Years As Region Faces ‘Unprecedented’ Change.

Canada’s Arctic is the hottest it’s been in 10,000 years, and the Arctic as a whole is being transformed into an “unprecedented state”, according to two new studies in the journals Nature…